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Jets dump Lito, get Cromartie

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie #31 of the San Diego

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie #31 of the San Diego Chargers warms up on the field prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New York Jets at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. Photo Credit: Getty/Robert Laberge

Out goes one cornerback, and in comes another.

The Jets dumped Lito Sheppard, as expected, earlier today and within hours had secured the services of Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie (pictured) for a third-round pick in the 2011 draft.

Cromartie has been on the block for several weeks after falling out of favor with the Chargers' coaching staff.

He's worth a shot; in 2007, Cromartie had a whopping 10 interceptions. But his play has slipped the last two years, as he had a combined five interceptions.

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